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Best View Planet Mercury
Best View Planet Mercury
Apr 1 all-day
Apr 1; Best Time to View Planet Mercury.  Low in western sky just after sunset.
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IRR “River Town of the Year” Award Ceremony in Clive 10:00 am
IRR “River Town of the Year” Award Ceremony in Clive @ Special Events Bldg Clive Aquatic Center
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am
You are Cordially Invited to a  Reception Honoring   The City of Clive: 2017 Iowa “River Town of the Year” Presented by Iowa Rivers Revival   10:00 a.m.  Monday, April 3, 2017 Special Events Building at[...]
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“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli 6:00 pm
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly is offering two hour “Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” from 6:00-8:00 pm on Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 and from 4:00-6:00 pm on Apr 9.  These are easy, flat kayak water floats, ideal[...]
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Bird Watching Walk, Calamus, Clinton CCB 9:00 am
Bird Watching Walk, Calamus, Clinton CCB @ Sherman Park
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr 5; Bird Watching Walk along water and woods~ 9:00 AM ~ FREE ~ Sherman Park ~ 2740 160th AV, Calamus, Iowa ~ Meet at the picnic shelter in the campground and walk with a[...]
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100th Anniversary of America’s Entry into WWI
100th Anniversary of America’s Entry into WWI
Apr 6 all-day
Apr 6; 100th Anniversary of America’s Entry into WWI.   On April 6, 1917, the U.S. joined its allies–Britain, France, and Russia–to fight in World War I. Under the command of Major General John J. Pershing,[...]
CrawDaddy Outdoors Thur Demo Days, Waverly Apr 6 & 20 6:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Thur Demo Days, Waverly Apr 6 & 20 @ Avenue of Saints Lake
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr 6, 20; CrawDaddy Outdoors Thursday Demo Days, Ave of Saints Lake, rural Waverly, 6:00-8:00 pm. Free. Info on schedule of Thu and Sat Demo Days: http://crawdaddyoutdoors.com/
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Best View Planet Jupiter
Best View Planet Jupiter
Apr 7 all-day
Apr 7; Best Time to View Planet Jupiter.  Jupiter and 4 of its moons visible with binoculars or medium telescope.
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CanoeSport Outfitter DemoFest, Indianola
CanoeSport Outfitter DemoFest, Indianola @ Lake Ahquabi
Apr 8 all-day
Apr 8; Canoesport Outfitters DemoFest, Lake Ahquabi, south of Indianola.  Fee, preregistration. Full schedule of events on website http://www.canoesportoutfitters.com/calendar.php
Iowa River Friends Annual Meeting & Programs 9:30 am
Iowa River Friends Annual Meeting & Programs @ Hills Elementary School Library
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Iowa River Friends (IRF) Annual Meeting will be held Sat, April 8, at the Hills Elementary School Library in Hills, south of Iowa City. IRF members and the general public are invited. The programs[...]
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, Hannen Lake, Blairstown 10:00 am
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, Hannen Lake, Blairstown @ Hannen Lake
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Apr 8; CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Day, Hannen Lake, Blairstown, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Free. Monthly Saturday Demos held around Eastern Iowa. Info on schedule of Thu and Sat Demo Days: http://crawdaddyoutdoors.com/
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“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli 4:00 pm
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly is offering two hour “Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” from 6:00-8:00 pm on Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 and from 4:00-6:00 pm on Apr 9.   These are easy, flat kayak water floats,[...]
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Full Moon
Full Moon
Apr 11 all-day
FULL MOON SCHEDULE 2017: (Iowa 2017 dates, times at Cedar Rapids, note CST or CDT times.) Jan 12, Thursday, Sunrise 7:33, Sunset 4:57, Moonrise 5:36 CST Feb 10, Friday, Sunrise 7:09, Sunset 5:34, Moonrise 5:29[...]
IWiLL Day On the Hill 10:00 am
IWiLL Day On the Hill @ Iowa State Capitol Building
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Apr 11; IWiLL Day on the Hill Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 Doors open at 8:30, programming begins at 10:00am. Event programming will be hosted by Outdoors Dan, a radio talk show host who speaks to issues that[...]
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli 6:00 pm
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly is offering two hour “Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” from 6:00-8:00 pm on Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 and from 4:00-6:00 pm on Apr 9.  These are easy, flat kayak water floats, ideal[...]
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Spring Migration on the Mississippi Flyway, Bulger’s Hollow, Clinton CCB 5:30 pm
Spring Migration on the Mississippi Flyway, Bulger’s Hollow, Clinton CCB @ Bulger's HollowSherman Park
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm
Apr 13; Spring Migration on the Mississippi Flyway ~ 5:30 PM ~ FREE ~ Bulger’s Hollow ~ 4686 170th St, Clinton, IA 52732 ~ Water fowl are migrating back north and the Mississippi River’s Lake[...]
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Voyageur Canoe Christening, Rock Creek, Camanche, Clinton CCB 10:00 am
Voyageur Canoe Christening, Rock Creek, Camanche, Clinton CCB @ Rock Creek
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am
Apr 15; Voyageur Canoe Christening ~ 10 AM ~ FREE ~ Rock Creek ~ 3942 291st St, Camanche, IA 52730  ~ Our new Voyageur Canoes “The Marquette and The Joliet” will be launched after a[...]
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Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center at Camanche Now Open 7 Days/Week
Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center at Camanche Now Open 7 Days/Week @ Eco Center at Rock Creek
Apr 17 all-day
Apr 17; Eco Center open 7 days/week ~ Rock Creek ~ 3942 291st St, Camanche, IA 52730 ~ The   Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center will now be open 7 days/week. Call the Eco Center at[...]
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“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli 6:00 pm
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly is offering two hour “Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” from 6:00-8:00 pm on Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 and from 4:00-6:00 pm on Apr 9.  These are easy, flat kayak water floats, ideal[...]
Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline 11:55 pm
Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline
Apr 18 @ 11:55 pm – Apr 19 @ 12:10 am
Apr 18; Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline. (Iowa State Income Tax filing due May 1). This not a typo. Why is Tax Day April 18? The regular tax return filing deadline is April 15. However,[...]
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CrawDaddy Outdoors Thur Demo Days, Waverly 6:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Thur Demo Days, Waverly @ Avenue of Saints Lake
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr 6, 20; CrawDaddy Outdoors Thursday Demo Days, Ave of Saints Lake, rural Waverly, 6:00-8:00 pm. Free. Info on schedule of Thu and Sat Demo Days: http://crawdaddyoutdoors.com/
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5th Annual “Crossing the Delaware” Paddle, Maquoketa River in Delaware County
5th Annual “Crossing the Delaware” Paddle, Maquoketa River in Delaware County @ See Details
Apr 22 all-day
“5th Annual Crossing the Delaware” paddle scheduled for April 22. Join brother and sister team Sam Childs and Hannah Childs for all or part of a 40 mile paddle on the scenic Maquoketa River in[...]
Earth Day
Earth Day
Apr 22 all-day
 
Jones County “Earth Day Celebration & Work Day”
Jones County “Earth Day Celebration & Work Day”
Apr 22 all-day
Apr 22; Jones County “Earth Day Celebration & Work Day Event.” Central Park, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Watch for details. Contact Michele at (319)481-7987 or naturalist@co.jones.ia.us  (Replaces Earth Day Fair & Pancake Breakfast.)
Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks
Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
Apr 22-23; Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaking at 20 meteors/hour.
Grand River Water Trail Paddle, J34 Access to Quarry Bridge Access, Madison County 7:30 am
Grand River Water Trail Paddle, J34 Access to Quarry Bridge Access, Madison County @ Middle River County Park
Apr 22 @ 7:30 am
Apr 22; Grand River Water Trail Paddle, J34 Access to Quarry Bridge Access, Madison County.  Madison County River Alliance and CCB will host this 5.7 mile, full day paddle. Meet at Middle River County Park[...]
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“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli 6:00 pm
“Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” near Tripoli @ Sweet Marsh
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors in Waverly is offering two hour “Marsh Migrations @ Sweet Marsh” from 6:00-8:00 pm on Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 and from 4:00-6:00 pm on Apr 9.  These are easy, flat kayak water floats, ideal[...]
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Arbor Day
Arbor Day
Apr 28 all-day
 
Outdoor Adventure Expo, Midwest Mountaineering
Outdoor Adventure Expo, Midwest Mountaineering
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day
Apr 28-30; Outdoor Adventure Expo at Midwest Mountaineering, Minneapolis, MN.  http://www.outdooradventureexpo.com/
Target Last Day of Iowa Legislative Session
Target Last Day of Iowa Legislative Session
Apr 28 all-day
April 28 was original target day, but it may be moved up a week or 10 days due to budget cuts.
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LAPC Photography Workshop w/ Tyler Stableford in Cedar Rapids
LAPC Photography Workshop w/ Tyler Stableford in Cedar Rapids @ See LAPC Website
Apr 29 all-day
Apr 29; LAPC Photography Workshop in Cedar Rapids Linn Area Photo Club’s annual daylong Photography Workshop on Saturday, Apr 29 will feature Tyler Stableford, a top rated and award-winning photographer from the Canon Explorers of[...]
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